Celtic close in on Motherwell midfielder


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Celtic are on the verge of landing midfielder David Turnbull from Motherwell after agreeing a £3million fee with the Fir Park outfit.

The Scottish champions have been chasing Turnbull for some time and the Well are understood to have rejected at least one bid from Celtic for the 19-year-old previously.

The Parkhead giants have now seen a bid accepted and Turnbull is set to discuss personal terms with Celtic over the coming days.

Motherwell said in a statement: “We have continued to stand by what we believe is a fair value for David. In light of the negotiating stance we have adopted, the money we stand to receive will be transformational for us as we continue to operate as a fan-owned club.”

There was interest from England in Turnbull and newly-promoted Championship outfit Barnsley were heavily linked with the attacking midfielder, but Celtic now seem set to snare the Scotland Under-21 international.

Turnbull enjoyed an excellent breakthrough season for Motherwell last term as he managed 15 goals in 30 appearances, finishing the campaign as the club’s top scorer.

Celtic are 1.33 to win the Scottish Premiership next season in Neil Lennon’s first full season in charge after returning for a second stint as manager. Fierce rivals Rangers are 3.20 and Aberdeen are rated at 21.00.

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